Katsuyuki Konishi Joins New Urusei Yatsura TV Anime as Rei

Series kicks off this October with its first two cours airing consecutively

Urusei Yatsura


Another cast member has been revealed for the upcoming Urusei Yatsura TV anime, which adapts all-star stories from Rumiko Takahashi's classic comedy manga. The latest to join the new series from david production is Katsuyuki Konishi (Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba), who will voice the dimwitted, gluttonous ladykiller Rei.




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Keijo!!!!!!!! director Hideya Takahashi will be helming the series as director alongside Yasuhiro Kimura (2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team) with character designs by Naoyuki Asano (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) and series compositions written by Yuko Kakihara (The aquatope on white sand). The animation will be produced at david production.


The original multi-award-winning Urusei Yatsura manga series by Rumiko Takahashi ran from September 1978 to February 1987, inspiring a 195-episode TV anime series that was broadcast from October 1981 to March 1986, with director Mamoru Oshii helming the first 106 episodes as well as the first two films. Four more films were produced as well as 12 OVA's for the series after the TV broadcast ended, with the last OVA being released on December 23, 2008.


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Viz Media releases the Urusei Yatsura manga in English, describing the first volume as such:


In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum’s horns in ten days—or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn’t make Ataru’s job any easier. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!


Urusei Yatsura is scheduled to air its first season on Fuji TV's Noitamina block in October 2022 over four cours with the first two cours airing consecutively, adapting certain all-star stories from the original manga.


Source: Official Twitter




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine and the Editor-in-Chief of Sci Fi Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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